Ivan McLelland’s Evening of Champions

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Aug 8,2014(ISN) – What an opening weekend the September 12-14 weekend is turning out to be with the Princeton Posse set to open up the season at home on Friday September 12 (vs. Golden) and again on Sunday, September 14 (vs. Chase).

On Saturday, September 13; the Princeton Posse are proud to present “An Evening of Champions” with 1955 World Champion Ivan McLelland, who was part of the historic Penticton Vees team to go all the way and represent Canada at the World Championship.

IN 1953-54 Season, McLelland was the backbone of the Penticton Vees, where he would play in 102 games on route to winning local, national and, in 1955, world championships to become the best team in the world.

McLellan will be telling his story, as told in his book “Gold Mine to Gold Medal”, at the Riverside Community Centre. The evening will begin at 7:00 PM with a meet and greet, accompanied by snacks and beverages, followed by the presentation and auction and big ticket draw items.

The draws will consist of a Team Canada replica jersey celebrating the 60th anniversary, donated by Game Time Sports, as well as a framed picture of Ivan McLelland, Norris Trophy winner Duncan Keith and NHL Referee Steve Kozari. Raffle tickets will be sold prior to the event, as well as at the event for $5 a ticket, 3 for $10 or 10 for $20.

In addition, there will be a silent auction for a Princeton Posse jersey, opening bids can be made prior to the event by email at info@princetonposse.org.

Tickets for the full “Evening of Champions” go on sale immediately for only $10. Tickets can be purchased at the Princeton Posse offices at 167 Old Hedley Road, at Auto-Tac Embroidery on Bridge Street, by calling (250) 295-6544 or online at www.princetonposse.org. Small service fee will apply only if purchased online. Proceeds go to support your local junior hockey team! In addition, full weekend passes for both September 12th and 14th admission to Posse games and the “Evening of Champions” can be purchased for $25.

We look forward to seeing you during the Princeton Posse weekend of hockey!

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